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Education inflicted

English as a foreign language, Spain. 

Scriptwriting and story construction, RTE. 

Beginners' and Intermediate Latin, TCD extra-mural. 

Ancient Greek, TCD extra-mural.

TCD Fellow in Classical Outrach and founder of the Trinity Latin Project.

Education suffered

BA in English and Philosophy from National University of Ireland, Galway.

BA in Latin and Classical Greek from

Trinity College, Dublin. 

PhD in Latin. Topic: Petrarch's Africa as a veiled critique of Virgil. Supervisor: Prof Anna Chahoud. 



Non-foundation scholarship, TCD 2006. 

Bishop Berkeley Gold Medal, TCD 2007.


Vice Chancellor's Medal, TCD 2008. 


Long Room Hub scholarship, TCD 2009-12.  

I escaped eleven years of Christian Brothers education largely intact, and recovered by sleeping through a three-year Arts degree in Galway.


Later an interest in classical theatre, particularly the neglected masterpieces of Seneca, led me to study ancient languages in Trinity. There my interest expanded into epic poetry, particularly the Aeneid of Virgil and its successors. 

I currently run the Trinity Latin Project, an attempt to provide free Latin tuition online.

All cup and no honey

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